Halogen vs. Halide

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Main Difference

The main difference between Halogen and Halide is that the Halogen is a group of chemical elements and Halide is a binary compound, of which one part is a halogen atom and the other part is an element or radical that is less electronegative

  • Halogen (noun)

    Any element of group 17, i.e. fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine, which form a salt by direct union with a metal.

  • Halogen (noun)

    A light fixture in which the filament is surrounded by an atmosphere of a halogen gas,

  • Halide (noun)

    A salt of any halogen acid.

    "Potassium iodide is a halide."

Webster Dictionary
  • Halogen (noun)

    any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions

  • Halide (noun)

    a salt of any halogen acid

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